NCTE offers consultants and services on assessment that when used together, provide extended learning opportunities for teachers and makes a positive impact on learning. These opportunities include the ELL Pathways Program, Web Seminars and books for study groups. Consultants are available to present one-day or multi-day presentations or provide year-round consulting. All workshops and presentations can be customized to meet your specific needs. Make your request today!
Peggy Albers: reading for meaning, content literacy, integration of the arts, critical literacy
Mary Cappellini: implementing balanced literacy, reading and writing workshops, guided reading, ELL's in the classroom, comprehension strategies
Linda Crafton: early literacy, guided reading, shared reading, literacy coaching
Kathy Egawa: effective literacy instruction
Barbara Flores: beginning literacy for ELL's
Shari Frost: guided reading, shared reading, read-alouds, multicultural literacy
Susi Long: classrooms to suport young readers and writers; where's the phonics?
Trina Strickland Randle: shared reading, spelling, literature circles, guided reading
Katie Van Sluys: reading and writing workshop, literature, ELL's in mainstream classroom
Reba Wadsworth: children's literature, read aloud
Constructing Classrooms to Support Young Readers and Writers
Consultant: Susi Long
Audiences: PreK, kindergarten, first–third grade teachers, and administrators.
In these workshops, Susi works with teachers and administrators to envision classroom structures and strategies that build on what we know about young children as readers and writers. Engaging in the practices themselves, teachers will explore the teaching of skills and strategies in the context of purposeful literacy events as well as ways to articulate the power of their teaching to others. Examples of practices explored include: using children’s names, language from environmental print, songs and poems, language from favorite predictable books, written conversations, authentic morning messages, writing from the heart, and noticing language in the world around them—to support children in learning about reading and writing as meaning-making processes and as contexts in which they also develop understandings about parts of language and language structures.
Effective Literacy Instruction: Beyond One-Size-Fits All
Consultant: Kathy Egawa
What combination of practices represents a comprehensive or “balanced” reading and writing curriculum? What are reasonable expectations for all teachers? And what about nitty-gritty issues like homework or test preparation? What resources are available to support teacher’s ongoing learning on this topic?
Good First Teaching
Consultant: Kathy Egawa
Strong early literacy programs are based on a solid understanding of early literacy and child development. What are the indicators of quality K-3 programs? What do reading, writing, and spelling instruction, for instance, look and sound like? How can families be involved, even those that haven’t typically participated in school experiences?
Inviting All Children into Learning: Building on Students Cultural and Linguistic Resources
Consultant: Katie Van Sluys
Audience: K-12 Teachers and administrators
In this workshop, Katie works with educators to explore understandings of language learning for students new to English. Participants are invited to explore strategic curricular possibilities for engaging language learners in their schools and classrooms.